Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes November 15, 2015

Big Macher (left) and Personal Diary (right) © Benoit Photo PERSONAL DIARY, BIG MACHER TOP UPCOMING STAKES NOMINATIONS Personal Diary, winner of the Grade I Del Mar Oaks in 2014 and Big Macher, a winner...

Toews On Ice Game in Bob Hope Stakes Triumph

Toews On Ice ©Benoit Photo Sent postward the 4-5 favorite, Toews On Ice demonstrated his gameness as he came back from being passed entering the stretch by Mac Daddy Mac to win the featured Grade...

Stable Notes November 14, 2015

Gary Stevens on Beholder, © Benoit Photo STILL STINGING STEVENS WELL SITUATED IN WEEKEND STAKES Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens admits that he’s still “feeling the sting” of disappointment over Pacific Classic winning super...

Longshot Wins Del Mar Headliner

Tiz Ladys Legs © Benoit Photo Tiz Ladys Legs, lightly-regarded at 19-1 under jockey Fernando Perez, dug in gamely after being passed in deep stretch to re-rally and win Del Mar’s featured race Friday, a...

Stable Notes November 13, 2015

Mac Daddy Mac via Reeves Thoroughbred Racing HOPE’S THE THING FOR TRAINER KATHY RITVO Kathy Ritvo, a symbol of hope when she became – five years after receiving a heart transplant – the first female...

Pretty N Cool Favored in Desi Arnaz Stakes Sunday

Pretty N Cool, ©Benoit Phot Pretty N Cool, whose lone loss in four starts was to two-year-old filly champion and Breeders’ Cup winner Songbird in the Del Mar Debutante last summer, tops a line-up of...

Richard's Boy, Espinoza Win Del Mar Turf Feature

Richard's Boy ©Benoit Photo Under a beautifully-timed ride by Victor Espinoza, Rockingham Ranch’s Richard’s Boy, the 7-2 second choice, won Del Mar’s featured race Thursday, a five-furlong sprint for a purse of $59,000 over the...

Seven Juvenile Speedsters Tangle in Bob Hope Stakes

Toews On Ice, © Benoit Photo A field of seven talented two-year-olds, headed by two-time stakes winner Toews On Ice from the barn of Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert, will tangle Saturday in the Grade...

Stable Notes November 12, 2015

Baffert, Hollendorfer © Benoit Photo BAFFERT, HOLLENDORFER JUVENILES BATTLE IN WEEKEND STAKES Bob Baffert and Jerry Hollendorfer have double entries in both the Bob Hope and Desi Arnaz stakes on the weekend. Which should make...

My Monet, Gonzalez win Betty Grable Stakes

My Monet ©Benoit Photo My Monet, the 2-1 favorite under Del Mar’s leading rider this fall, Santiago Gonzalez, gamely held off the late challenge of Kiss at Midnight to win Sunday’s featured $100,000 Betty Grable...